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Check out these tailights...how hard?

Okay, I came across some sweet ass Jeeps at the rockgear website. The one with the windbreaker tops. Anyway, I found one with tailights done exactly how I want on my Jeep. Anyone have pointers on how to do this to my YJ? Also, how's it look like they did it to theirs?

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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] OOOOOOOOOO-----KAYYYYYYYYY....!! Jammy, it looks as though they cut a hole the shape of the tail lamp bucket and then sucked it in tight by making some "C" brackets similar to what you would use to hold a dash gauge in place. The only problemo is that to do this you cut away the flat webbing behind the body and it just gets that much weaker. We reversed the filler and the tail lamp positions and then used a NAPA surface mount set of lamps on the SNOJEEP.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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Sounds cool CJDave, Do you have pictures of this setup?

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Thats exactly how they did it.. I've read a post about doing this before.

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Awesome! Kind of reminds me of a hummer or something? It has TJ flares, but some type of older CJ7 rear tailgate (no side hinges), so the back looks pretty smooth. I didn't think the rear quarters were flat where my tail light mounts up, I can't see too much curvature to theirs? When I do the recessed tail lights on my YJ, I going to use the round LED's. I not going to pay the $$ for them though, I'm waiting for a wrecked FedEx truck to pop up or something?[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Check out these tailights...how hard?

These lights I picked up at the local Auto-Jerks for about 6.00.....They ar 4" flush mount.



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Here is a pic of my recessed set up, with rear lights and side lights. Dont mind the monsterouse trail rack, I only run it on long multi-day excursions(it does work very well however).

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Re: Check out these tailights...how hard?

Jeepskate did the same thing on his web page using hummer lites. He shows how to cut the holes.

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It seems to me that you wouldn't have to sink the entire fixture. Just the bulbs and some reflective material. Use any tail light cover as a "faceplate". This way, the hole could be much smaller and round. I'd start looking for small round tail light fixtures that could be recessed easily.

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Re: Check out these tailights...how hard?

I wasn't sure if it would weaken it that much. You really think it would? When putting flush LED's in, do you have to cut the inside portion also? The reason I want to flush mount my existing ones is because I want to keep the stock look of the rear end, but a little different. Also, I already ripped one off on a tree What does everyone think about the other post on here. About just using the face plate and somehow put a build behind with reflective stuff?

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